Currently, there are 160 million child labourers worldwide with 79 million (nearly half) of them engaged in hazardous work that directly endangers their health. Whilst child labour takes many forms, there is an urgency to eliminate the worst forms of child labour (WFCL).

CLARISSA works to improve understanding of the factors that drive the WFCL and to develop innovative interventions to counteract them. The programme works to raise awareness of where and how WFCL exists (for example in the informal and unregulated domains of supply chains) so that stakeholders directly involved in programme, as well as policymakers and other key stakeholders in the child labour programming system, can identify, generate and deliver innovative solutions.